As they wait four more countries needed to reach the threshold of 14 ratifications required to enable the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) enter into force, ministers from the tripartite group have set June 2021 as the deadline.
Airstrikes carried out by Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) troops killed over 31 al-Shabab terrorists and left 71 others with life-threatening injuries near the towns of Mishani-Beladamin.
The operation according to our sources was carried out on Wednesday, February 17.
Following numerous concerns raised by various stakeholders, EALA has today withdrawn the EAC Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Bill, 2017, paving way for the Committee on General Purpose to re-draft the said legislation afresh.
The East African Legislative Assembly has urged the EAC Council of Ministers to cause Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) to embark on the process of harmonization of Partner States’ policies and laws appertaining to the Lake Victoria Basin.
Construction works on the key strategic roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are set to commence next week. Last year, Government of Uganda and DRC signed an agreement to work together on key road networks connecting the two countries.
The East African Legislative Assembly has reconsidered and approved the EAC Budget Estimates for the Financial Year 2020/21, amounting to USD97,669,708, at a Special Sitting held virtually. With it, the Assembly further enacted the recommitted EAC Appropriation Bill, 2020.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said East Africa has no alternative but to integrate and create a market for the region's goods and services and jobs for its people.
Former Uganda's Deputy Ambassador to United States, Dickson Ogwang Okul has been deployed in Sudan, Khartoum.
Ogwang has been sent to Khartoum as the Deputy Ambassador of Uganda and his appointment takes effect from January 2021. The unit also takes charge of Eritrea and Chad.
Lt. Gen Adan Mulata, who commands the National Defence College (NDC) of Kenya, has hailed the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) for its role in strengthening regional security, which has, in turn, led to economic growth.
President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the NRM presidential flag bearer, called on the party leaders to preach the gospel of East African integration to Ugandans, with an eye of creating more markets for local goods.